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Yonkers Police Department Elevate Eight Members At Promotion, Appointment Ceremony, Thursday

All Photos Courtesy of YPD, Video courtesy of Yonkers Voice

Yonkers, NY – Mayor Mike Spano and Police Commissioner John J. Mueller presided over Thursday’s promotion and appointment ceremony which was held in the historic Ceremonial Courtroom in Yonkers City Hall. The Mayor and Commissioner were proud to elevate eight members to positions of higher authority and assignments within the Department. See full video of #YonkersPD Promotion and Appointment Ceremony (below).

“Today I promoted eight highly qualified members of the Yonkers Police Department,” shared Mayor Mike Spano. “They will serve in their new roles alongside the other men and women of the YPD, dedicating themselves to protecting and serving our great City. Thank you for recommitting yourselves to the City of Yonkers. Best of luck in your new roles.”

The ceremony was held in the presence of family and friends. Congratulations to all and best wishes on your new assignments!

Recognized for prior promotion to Lieutenant:
Sergeant Philip Collins
Sergeant Kevin Madison
Sergeant Robert McLaughlin
Sergeant Thomas Cleary

Recognized for prior promotion to Sergeant:
Police Officer Javier Lugo
Police Officer Devin Larkin

Appointed to Detective:
Police Officer George Farrell
Police Officer Kujtim Rugova

“Congratulations to the officers and I thank them for choosing to live a life of service,” Council Majority Leader Tasha Diaz shared with Black Westchester. “It is due to their hard work, and dedication that this day has come that they start another phase in their life of service. I’m honored to be a part of this memorable moment.”


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